The Reading / Listening - Dog Diet - Level 0

Wolfgang the dog went on a diet. He was three times heavier than normal. This was unhealthy. His owner overfed him and then left him at an animal shelter. A dog lover rescued Wolfgang. She looked at him once and it was love at first sight. She took the overweight dog home and put him on a diet.



Wolfgang is now doing well. He has just 600 calories a day. He swims, walks and exercises every day. His weight is down to 28kgs, from 40kgs. His new owner is very happy. She said: "His personality shines through. He's just such a nice dog. It's so hard to say no to that face." Wolfgang has 37,000 followers on Instagram.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Dog Diet - Level 1 Dog Diet - Level 2   or  Dog Diet - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.insideedition.com/this-once-90-pound-beagle-is-nailing-his-weight-loss-journey-57482
  • https://www.azfamily.com/news/weight-loss-with-wolfgang---obese-beagle-in-phoenix-goes-on-doggie-diet/article_fc472a8a-87bc-11e9-8349-3f446f8adf46.html
  • https://www.fox29.com/news/meet-wolfgang-overweight-beagle-on-weight-loss-journey-walks-a-mile-to-celebrate-birthday


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. He was three times
  2. His owner
  3. left him at
  4. A dog lover
  5. She looked at
  6. it was love
  7. She took the overweight dog
  8. put him
  1. home
  2. heavier than normal
  3. him once
  4. on a diet
  5. an animal shelter
  6. overfed him
  7. at first sight
  8. rescued Wolfgang

Paragraph 2

  1. He has just 600
  2. He swims, walks and exercises
  3. His weight is
  4. His new owner is very
  5. His personality shines
  6. He's just such
  7. It's so hard to say
  8. Wolfgang has 37,000 followers
  1. a nice dog
  2. calories a day
  3. on Instagram
  4. down to 28kgs
  5. no to that face
  6. every day
  7. through
  8. happy

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Wolfgang the dog (1) ___________________ diet. He was three (2) ___________________ normal. This was unhealthy. His owner overfed him and then left him at (3) ___________________. A dog lover rescued Wolfgang. She (4) ___________________ once and it was (5) ___________________ sight. She took the overweight dog home and (6) ___________________ a diet.

Wolfgang is (7) ___________________. He has just 600 calories a day. He (8) ___________________ exercises every day. His weight (9) ___________________ 28kgs, from 40kgs. His new owner (10) ___________________. She said: "His personality shines through. He's just (11) ___________________ dog. It's so hard to say no (12) ___________________." Wolfgang has 37,000 followers on Instagram.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Wolfgangthedogwentonadiet.Hewasthreetimesheavierthannormal.
Thiswasunhealthy.Hisowneroverfedhimandthenlefthimatananimals
helter.AdogloverrescuedWolfgang.Shelookedathimonceanditwaslo
veatfirstsight.Shetooktheoverweightdoghomeandputhimonadiet.W
olfgangisnowdoingwell.Hehasjust600caloriesaday.Heswims,walksa
ndexerciseseveryday.Hisweightisdownto28kgs,from40kgs.Hisnew
ownerisveryhappy.Shesaid:"Hispersonalityshinesthrough.He'sjust
suchanicedog.It'ssohardtosaynotothatface."Wolfganghas37,000fol
lowersonInstagram.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

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Free writing

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